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My biography



Read everything about my ambitious goals, great achievements and continuous progression




Summary


Paspoort Lars Bottelier - biografie

My passport

Name: Lars Bottelier
Date of Birth: 4th March 1997
Resides: IJmuiden, The Netherlands
Biggest passion: openwater swimming
Best distances: 10K & 25K freestyle

My achievements

2020: 1st elite-marathon Australia (19.7K)
2019: 6th World Cup 10K Canada
2019: 11th World Cup 10K Canada
2019: 1st nationals 10K, 5K openwater swimming & 5K (pool)
2018: 3rd elite-marathon Italia (36K)
2018: 1st nationals 10K & 5K openwater swimming
2017: 1st nationals 22K openwater swimming
2016: 1st nationals 5K (pool)




My story


I am an ambitious young man and have been connected with the water since I was a young boy. When I was 13 years old I was introduced to open water swimming and showed talent in that area. One year later I took the junior title in the 13/14 year age group. Although I went well during the following years, I wasn’t able to achieve another Dutch junior title.


In 2016 I travelled to Australia to participate in a training camp at a professional Australian swim club. On return to Holland I won the Dutch national title for the 5K time trial (pool) and qualified for my first World Junior Championships and European Junior Championships.


One thing I knew for sure: I wanted to see what I could accomplish in the sport I love most – open water swimming. Since swimming for three years with the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (2017 / 2019) – I am back on my own – with plenty of new experiences and achievements: I have swum tens of European Cups and a couple of World Cups. I have also won 7 Dutch national titles in my swimming career. That is why I know that now is my time: I am going to do everything in my power to qualify for the Olympic 10K open water swimming event at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.







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